Eric Dickerson ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns, which offset a 5-for-21 passing performance by new Ram QB Steve Bartkowski. The Rams sacked Cardinal QB Neil Lomax five times and intercepted him once.
Rams took advantage of the 49ers being without an injured Joe Montana by winning a close one at home on a late FG by Mike Lansford. The Rams would not have another home win against the 49ers until Week 5 of the 1999 season when the team was in St. Louis.
Rams were blown out by an 0–3 Eagles team. Ron Jaworski passed for 3 touchdowns and Keith Byars threw a halfback option pass for another touchdown. Steve Dils replaced an injured Bartkowski and passed for 3 touchdowns late after Philadelphia had built a 34–0 lead.
Bartkowski returned from injury and passed for 196 yards and a touchdown against his former team, but the Rams couldn't overcome 141 yards rushing and a touchdown by Gerald Riggs and four Mick Luckhurst field goals.
Coach John Robinson figured the time was right to play Jim Everett, and the rookie QB passed for 3 touchdowns. But, the Rams couldn't overcome a 375-yard passing performance by Tony Eason and two late touchdowns to Irving Fryar, the last coming on a Hail Mary as time expired.